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Revamped Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli make Paris debut

Published: 03 October 2016

 Updated Quattroporte and Ghibli unveiled
 Luxury saloons benefit from new tech and styling
 Revealed in full at the 2016 Paris motor show

Maserati’s sporty saloons, the Quattroporte and Ghibli, have been given a series of upgrades for the 2017 model year – including the bigger multimedia screen from the Levante, and a wealth of new safety kit.

The Italian manufacturer unveiled its updated models at the 2016 Paris motor show, alongside some suitable eye candy in the form of a GranTurismo complete with carbon bonnet. 

So, what’s new for the Quattroporte?

The Quattroporte benefits from an exterior spruce-up, featuring new matte black elements in the front and rear bumpers, plus new vertical chrome elements in the grille to give it that family nose. An air shutter between the vents and the radiator opens and closes to control the engine temperature, while contributing to a claimed 10% reduction in drag.

It also gets a set of matte black side skirts and door mirrors, the latter of which have been restyled to incorporate the required hardware to operate a host of new safety systems – including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking and a surround-view camera. 

2017 Maserati Quattroporte

Inside you’ll find a redesigned dashboard that features a high-res 8.4-inch touchscreen (now available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). A rotary control knob has been added too. 

Maserati’s also added two new upgrade packs, called GranLusso and GranSport, which are available on V6 versions and standard on the V8-powered GTS. The first has a luxury bias with 20-inch alloy wheels and a subtle spoiler, plus a special silk fabric on the seats, doors, headliner and sun visors.

Racy GranSport trim gets you a more aggressive front end and piano black spoiler, plus 21-inch alloys and red brake calipers. Inside are sculpted seats and a carbon fibre steering wheel. 

And what about the Ghibli?

The 2017 Ghibli also gets a new 8.4-inch touch screen and advanced driver assistance systems. You can select two new trims packages called Luxury and Sport, too. In a similar fashion to the new options for the Quattroporte, the first adds silk and premium leather upholstery, while Sport gains new seats, steering wheel and aluminium shift paddles.

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By Adam Binnie

Contributor and deputy road test editor on our sister website Parkers.co.uk

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